If you are not familiar with Robert Reich, now is the time to familiarize yourself. The first reason is because he’s incredibly intelligent and informative. The second reason is that he might be running for President.
Let me just put this out there: I am NOT ready for Hillary “Wall Street” Clinton. I don’t care for her. And I think Elizabeth Warren can do far more good in the Senate than in the White House. I’d love to see Bernie Sanders as President, and he’ll run if we the people (NOT the Kochs and the Corporations) $upport him in a grassroots, boots on the ground campaign.
But back to Robert Reich. Yesterday this was his status update:
I like Robert Reich as much as I like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. He isn’t afraid of anyone. Like Sanders and Warren, he isn’t afraid to call out Democrats—including President Obama–as well as Republicans and anyone that is doing the country or the world harm.
He spells out how the economic recovery is anemic and why, while offering suggestions on how he might do things differently–given the opportunity. He’s not just blathering, he’s pointing how we’re getting screwed by the gross inequalities along with viable options and solutions.
He has knowledge: He is currently a Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and a Senior Fellow at Blum Center for Developing Economies. And he has some interesting insights on education in today’s world.
He has political experience: He was the Secretary of Labor in the Clinton Administration–when the economy and incomes were very good.
He has a plan: A plan that benefits the greater good, not just the already wealthy few.
Check his documentary “Inequality For All”
WATCH his interview with Bill Moyers:
You can follow Robert Reich on Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook. Inform yourselves on all the potential candidates. Doing thins like voting for woman simply because of gender, or voting “straight red” or “straight blue”, is irresponsible and silly. Democrats run as Republicans and vice versa. And just because someon has anatomy similar to yours doesn’t make them the right person for the job.
Inform yourself. You’ll be glad you did.